Friday, July 13, 2018

Auditions for MAMMA MIA from Arizona Onstage Productions

 

From: Dolly Spalding <dbspalding@yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2018 3:20 PM
Subject: Auditions for MAMMA MIA from Arizona Onstage Productions

 

Arizona Onstage Productions (Les Miserables, The Producers) will be staging the Broadway and world-wide hit MAMMA MIA for 5 performances the last weekend of November, and 1st weekend in December at the Berger Performing Arts Center.  

Auditions will be held at Kids Unlimited Studio, 6066 N. Oracle Rd on Saturday, August 18th, starting at 4:15. Be prepared to sing and dance. Our director and choreographer Debbie Runge will teach the movement routine at 4:15 - then see you all in smaller groups. We are asking all to sing 32 bars of music that you have marked and prepared in advance. We will have a pianist as well as a cd player. Please note that the roles of Bill, Sam, and Donna have been cast. There is a small honorarium for every performer. Callbacks will be the following day - same time and place.  

 

If you have any questions, or want to send a resume and head shot (if available)  - please email kjohnson.stage@gmail.com

 

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Independent Film Arizona: August 7- Documentary Filmmaking Touches the World

 

From: Independent Film Arizona <news@independentfilmarizona.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 5:30 PM
Subject: IFA August 7- Documentaries & Special Announcement

 

Independent Film Arizona

Tucson

 

 

August 7, 2018
7 - 8:30 PM

 

Documentary Filmmaking Touches the World

Join us as The Documentary Workgroup brings you three internationally-known filmmakers to share their vast experience in documentary production:

Presenters: 

Evan Grae Davis: Documentaries on a shoestring
Jacob Bricca: Editing
Frances Causey: The Business Side

HOT NEWS:

Got Trailers?
Shot a film in Arizona?
(or mostly in Arizona?)
WE WANT TO SHOW YOUR TRAILERS!!

How? When? Why?
Big Announcement for how they will be featured presented by Matthew Earl Jones at the October 8th Event

Here's what to do ASAP:
Send your trailers for all types of films and docs to:
ArizonaFilmShowcase@gmail.com


**

About Evan Grae Davis:

"It's a Girl" director Evan Grae Davis has traveled the globe with camera in hand for 16 years. Evan has dedicated his career to advocating for social justice through writing and directing short documentaries and educational videos championing the cause of the poor and exploited. Evan draws from his experience and passion as he lends leadership to Shadowline Films, a team of filmmakers who share a common concern for the critical issues of our time. "It's a Girl" is his first feature-length documentary on the practice of killing unwanted baby girls in South Asia.

Evan will share how to get your documentary done on a shoestring

About JACOB BRICCA: EDITING

Jacob Bricca is an assistant professor at the University of Arizona school of Theatre film and television where he teaches classes on editing and documentary filmmaking. He has edited over a dozen feature documentaries including the international theatrical hit Lost in La Mancha. He recently published the book, "Documentary Editing: Principles and Practice."  He will share:

* The importance of organization and procedure

* Anchor with narrative

* Define the point of view

* Embrace the unexpected

* Simplify

 

About: FRANCES CAUSEY:

Frances Causey is a journalist and documentary filmmaker who began her career with CNN. Ms. Causey has produced several feature length documentaries for television and theatrical release including her documentary feature, "Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?" which investigated the last forty years of economic restructuring in the US that lead to the worldwide economic depression in 2008 was a 2012 New York Times Critic's Pick and is currently seen in over 50 countries. Frances sits on the Board of the Arizona Center for Investigative Journalism.  She will cover:

OUTLINE: THE BUSINESS OF DOCUMENTARY FILM

YOU'VE GOT A GREAT IDEA FOR A FILM BUT HOW DO I FUND IT?

FUNDING ALL STAGES OF YOUR FILM--THE 50/50 RULE

DISTRIBUTING, MARKETING AND PROMOTING YOUR FILM

Contact:

Evan Grae Davis: Shooting Docs with little money

http://fivepointfive.org/evan-grae-davis-its-a-girl-movie/

- Jacob Bricca: Editing https://www.jacobbricca.com/

- Frances Causey: The Business Side

https://www.speakoutnow.org/speaker/long-shadow
 

Meeting Location:

The Jewish Community Center - 3880 E. River Road 85718 - 2nd floor Multi-purpose room

 

 

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Something Something Theatre: Audition for MEN ON BOATS

 

From: Something Something Theatre <info@somethingsomethingtheatre.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 8:56 PM
Subject: Audition Notice

 

Audition Notice

 

Something Something Theatre is looking for women of color, all ages, to audition for the roles of two Native American characters for its October play. 

 

Please reply to info@somethingsomethingtheatre.com if interested.

 

Thank you!

 

MEN ON BOATS by Jaclyn Backhaus puts audiences squarely in the midst of this raucous, dangerous expedition to discover the Grand Canyon.  A mostly-true, gender-bent historical comedy that is brand new to Tucson.

 

"Men on Boats is marvelously destabilizing both as history and theater.  The stalwartness and selfishness of the adventurers - their cockiness and cluelessness - become biting satire when sent up by women."

- NEW YORK MAGAZINE

 

"Ten explorers.  Four boats.  One Grand Canyon.  Men on Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River."

- DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE

 

Arizona Rose Theatre: Teachers Wanted

 

From: Arizona Rose Theatre <azrosetheatre@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:29 PM
Subject: Teachers Wanted

 

The Arizona Rose Arts Academy is seeking positive, qualified, 

and encouraging teachers to join their team.

 

Requirements:

Background in musical theater. This should include 

professional training in some or all of the following disciplines:

 

Acting Technique

Music Theory and/or Vocal Training

Musical Theater Dance, Multiple Disciplines

 

Availability: 

Looking for teachers for weekdays early evenings 

with availability between 4:00pm to 8:00 pm and/or weekend mornings

 

Please send resumes to:

Brandon Howell

 

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Concert and conversation with Tony-award winning Alice Ripley

 

From: Julie McCrea <misbehavinswings@yahoo.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 3:38 AM
Subject: 7/14 Alice Ripley Concert

 

 

Join us for a fabulous night of songs and conversation featuring Tony-award winning musician/singer and acclaimed Broadway actress Alice Ripley!

WHEN:
Concert starts on JULY 14TH, 2018 @ 7:30PM

Note: TONY CIRCLE VIP SUPPORTERS will be able to enjoy an extra hour of conversation and music with Alice Ripley after the concert! Limited number of VIP preferred seating and TONY CIRCLE VIP tickets are available. 

Where:
Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 299-3000


Tickets and info: https://www.ripleyforarizona.com/alice/

 

Alice Ripley is a Tony-award winnning actress, musician, and Broadway performer. Her credits include plays Kathleen, Sophia's mother, on the new Netflix half-hour comedy,#GIRLBOSS. #GIRLBOSS premiered in April 2017. Other television work includes Blue Bloods,Royal Pains, 30 Rock, and Hee Haw.

Ripley earned critical acclaim and won the Best Actress in a Musical Tony and Helen Hayes awards for her work as Diana in the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock opera, Next to Normal. Ripley received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for her work as conjoined twin Violet Hilton in the cult hit, Side Show. As part of the original Broadway casts, Ripley created the roles of Mrs. Bateman/Mrs. Wolfe in American Psycho, Janet in The Rocky Horror Show, Molly Ivors in James Joyce's The Dead, Bathsheba in King David, Betty Schaefer in the originalSunset Boulevard, and the Specialist's Assistant in The Who's Tommy. Ripley also had a long stay at the Imperial Theatre as Fantine in the original Les Misérables.

Ripley stars in the award-winning indie musical movie, SUGAR!, which played the 2016 festival circuit and recently gained distribution. Other film work includes Bear With Us, The Way I Remember It (starring Christine Ebersole), Muckland, Sing Along, Isn't It Delicious, and The Adulterer.

What:
This concert is a fundraising event for the Arizona House of Representatives campaign of Catherine Ripley. 
Catherine is a Democrat seeking office in Legislative District 10. All funds raised will directly support Catherine's campaign.

 

via website: Alice Ripley: Broadway Comes to Tucson!



via Facebook:  Alice Ripley Brings Broadway to Tucson

Catherine is open to working with student groups for a pre-concert Q & A. She can be reached at the website link above or via Facebook: Catherine Ripley for Arizona

 

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Saturday, July 07, 2018

INVISIBLE THEATRE JOINS CHEF JANOS WILDER DOWNTOWN FOR TWO WEEKS OF "SIZZLING SUMMER SOUNDS"

By Chuck Graham, TucsonStage.com

 

Invisible Theatre's annual New York-styled cabaret series has taken over the Chef's new Carriage House adjacent to Janos' Downtown Kitchen on South Sixth Avenue, completing the urban atmosphere of sophisticated entertainment surrounded by sidewalks and streetcar tracks to give those Sizzling Summer Sounds extra authenticity.

 

Lighting the fire to get things started Tuesday, July 10, is the SIZZLING SOIREE! presented by Susan and the Chef -- IT's artistic director Susan Classen and renowned Chef Janos Wilder. On stage is a sampler plate presentation of all the saucy entertainment in store for this fortnight of fun through July 22, along with a table of "fabulous and fun finger food" for all the guests, plus a glass of champagne. 

 

Here's the complete schedule of sizzling "frivolity and frolic":

 

Wednesday, July 11, TOGETHER AGAIN!

Show-stopping singer Katherine Byrnes joins venerable showman and pianist Jeffrey Haskell to explore an evening of "Fascinating Rhythm" and other favorites they have shared during 25 years of friendship and collaboration.

 

Thursday, July 12, 20th CENTURY JAZZ!

Multi-instrumentalists Rob Boone and Ray Templin join versatile harpist Christine Vivona for an ice cube tinklng set of cocktail summer sounds ranging geographically from New Orleans "Dixieland" to Chicago "Hot Jazz" to New York "Swing."   

 

Friday, July 13, LUCK BE A LADY!

Paying tribute to Frank Sinatra and his favorite "dames" (from Ella to Peggy Lee) are popular Baked Apple vocalists Julie Anne and Armen Dirtadian joined by pianist Daniel "Sly" Slipetsky, adding their polish to the Great American Songbook.

 

Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15 AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!

Nobody does the City of Light better than Steve Ross, also known as "the Crown Prince of New York Cabaret," playing his own piano, telling stories and singing the heart out of Piaf, Chevalier and Brel. You may think it is July in Tucson but it will feel like "April in Paris."

 

Tuesday, July 17, JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE, RINGO...AND DICK!

Straight from the real Birdland in Manhattan comes award-winning Broadway songwriter and pianist John Bucchino, grooving on songs of the Beatles and Richard Rodgers. In a more perfect time, could "Dick" the tuneful composer have been the fifth Beatle?

 

Wednesday, July 18, MOTOWN WITH TRIPLE THREAT!

Bringing the music of Motown straight into downtown T-Town are Crystal Stark, Katherine Byrnes and Julie Anne with two nights of "Dancing in the Street" to the piano accompaniment of Khris Dodge. There are some excellent reasons why these ladies call themselves Triple Threat.

 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 20-22, JAZZ GOES TO THE MOVIES!

Full-flavored, unadulterated and all New York is Ann Hampton Callaway, coming way out west to bring IT's Sizzling Summer Sounds the genuine goods, this time letting the Silver Screen call the tunes. To quote Theaterpizzazz's reference to AHC doing Cole Porter's "Just One of Those Things," "Yep, a trip to the moon on gossamer wings -- that's what it's like to spend 75 minutes with Ann Hampton Callaway." 

 

All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. All single tickets are $35. For IT's current season ticket holders, $30. For details and reservations, 520-882-9721, or visit invisibletheatre.com. The Carriage House address is 125 S. Arizona Ave.

 

Before the show, for dinner reservations at Janos' Downtown Kitchen, 135 S. Sixth Ave., call 520-623-7700. Be sure to say you are attending the Sizzling Summer Sounds Cabaret to receive a 20 per cent discount (excluding alcohol/Happy Hour). You will also receive reserved showroom seating for Sizzling Summer Sounds.

 

AUDITIONS for Arizona Rose Theatre

 

From: Arizona Rose Theatre <azrosetheatre@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:43 AM
Subject: AUDITIONS for Arizona Rose Theatre

 

AUDITIONS

ARIZONA ROSE THEATRE

2018/2019 Season

 

The Arizona Rose Theatre will be holding auditions

on Wednesday, July 18th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm for our upcoming season.

 

Auditions will be held at the Arizona Rose Theatre in the Tucson Mall

(Lower Level by Macy's and across from the Container Store)

 

This is an open call... Please come with a prepared monologue.  If you are

auditioning for our musical productions then please have a song prepared as well.  We ask that you only prepare 32 bars. Musical auditions will be acapella, you may bring an accompaniment track on a phone or ipod.

 

We will  be auditioning for the following productions:

 

August 25th through September 2nd

The Musical World of Disney - volume 2

 

September 29th through October 14th

Deathtrap

 

December 1st through 9th

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

 

February 23rd through March 10th

Crimes of the Heart

 

April 27th through May 12th

Little Women the musical

 

We will have a couple of additional productions in late May and June we

Will also be looking to cast.

 

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Thursday, July 05, 2018

Gaslight Theatre: *2 for 1 Tickets - GNATMAN July 6th & July 7th at 8:30PM

 

From: The Gaslight Family <thegaslighttheatre@qwestoffice.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2018 6:52 PM
Subject: Gaslight Theatre: *2 for 1 Tickets - GNATMAN July 6th & July 7th at 8:30PM

 

 

 

Gaslight Theatre

 

*2 for 1 Tickets

for

GNATMAN

Friday, July 6th at 8:30PM

Saturday, July 7th at 8:30PM

CALL TO BOOK THIS DEAL! 

520-886-9428

 

Live at the GASLIGHT THEATRE don't miss

Gnatman! Watch this Persistent and pesky hero do battle with the sinister Jester and his Legion of E.V.I.L.! Will he save Mammoth City? Get your tickets to this campy crime fighting caper and find out.

*Offer good for

for

GNATMAN

on

Friday, July 6th at 8:30PM

Saturday, July 7th at 8:30PM

 ONLY.

Cannot be applied to previously purchased tickets.

Offer cannot be split between performances

While supplies last. Must call to make reservation.

 

 

The Gaslight Theatre
7010 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson Arizona 85710

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Gaslight Theatre: *2 for 1 Tickets - GNATMAN This week!

 

From: The Gaslight Family <thegaslighttheatre@qwestoffice.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:01 PM
Subject: Gaslight Theatre: *2 for 1 Tickets - GNATMAN This week!

 

Gaslight Theatre

 

*2 for 1 Tickets

for

GNATMAN

Wednesday, July 4th at 4:00PM

Thursday, July 5th at  7:00PM

Friday, July 6th at 6:00PM & 8:30PM

Saturday, July 7th at 6:00PM & 8:30PM

Sunday, July 8th at 3:00PM & 6:00PM

CALL TO BOOK THIS DEAL! 

520-886-9428

 

Live at the GASLIGHT THEATRE don't miss

Gnatman! Watch this Persistent and pesky hero do battle with the sinister Jester and his Legion of E.V.I.L.! Will he save Mammoth City? Get your tickets to this campy crime fighting caper and find out.

*Offer good for

for

GNATMAN

on

Wednesday, July 4th at 4:00PM

Thursday, July 5th at  7:00PM

Friday, July 6th at 6:00PM & 8:30PM

Saturday, July 7th at 6:00PM & 8:30PM

Sunday, July 8th at 3:00PM & 6:00PM

 ONLY.

Cannot be applied to previously purchased tickets.

Offer cannot be split between performances

While supplies last. Must call to make reservation.

 

The Gaslight Theatre

7010 E Broadway Blvd

Tucson

 


Upcoming Concerts!

Click the Purchase link to buy Tickets!

 


SALUTE TO AMERICA*PATRIOTIC TUNES AND MORE!*
7/2/2018
THE GASLIGHT THEATRE 7010 E BROADWAY

Jul 02, 2018


DOWN ON THE CORNER-CCR TRIBUTE *MIKE YAREMA*
7/9/2018
THE GASLIGHT THEATRE 7010 E BROADWAY

Jul 09, 2018


THE MUSIC OF THE BLUES BROTHERS
7/16/2018
THE GASLIGHT THEATRE 7010 E BROADWAY

Jul 16, 2018


UPTOWN FUNK-DESERT DIVAS
7/23/2018
THE GASLIGHT THEATRE 7010 E BROADWAY

Jul 23, 2018


MACDOUGAL STREET WEST*PETER, PAUL, MARY TRIBUTE*
7/30/2018
THE GASLIGHT THEATRE 7010 E BROADWAY

Jul 30, 2018


TAPESTRY-THE MUSIC OF CAROLE KING
8/6/2018
THE GASLIGHT THEATRE 7010 E BROADWAY

Aug 06, 2018


MAGIC OF JOHN SHRYOCK & MARI LYNN
8/13/2018
THE GASLIGHT THEATRE 7010 E. BROADWAY

Aug 13, 2018


TAKE IT EASY/EAGLES TRIBUTE *WALKER FOARD*
8/20/2018
THE GASLIGHT THEATRE 7010 E BROADWAY

Aug 20, 2018


BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE
9/3/2018
THE GASLIGHT THEATRE 7010 E BROADWAY

Sep 03, 2018


THE DESERT TENORS
9/10/2018
THE GASLIGHT THEATRE 7010 E BROADWAY

Sep 10, 2018


THREE DOG NIGHT *FANNING, THOMPSON, YAREMA*
9/17/2018
THE GASLIGHT THEATRE 7010 E BROADWAY

Sep 17, 2018


THRILLER-DESERT DIVAS
9/24/2018
THE GASLIGHT THEATRE 7010 E BROADWAY

Sep 24, 2018


ROCKIN' WITH THE DOLLS *MANHATTAN DOLLS*
10/1/18
THE GASLIGHT THEATRE 7010 E BROADWAY BLVD

Oct 01, 2018


A STAR IS BORN-THE MUSIC OF STREISAND
10/8/2018
THE GASLIGHT THEATRE 7010 E BROADWAY

Oct 08, 2018


FROM VALENS TO VALLI *NICK GALLARDO*
10/15/2018
THE GASLIGHT THEATRE 7010 E BROADWAY

Oct 15, 2018


BORN COUNTRY *SALUTE TO ALABAMA*
10/22/2018
THE GASLIGHT THEATRE 7010 E BROADWAY

Oct 22, 2018

 

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Sunday, July 01, 2018

Independent Film Arizona: From Red Light to Red Carpet - meeting July 10th

 

From: Independent Film Arizona <news@independentfilmarizona.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 11:45 AM
Subject: IFA - July 10th - From Red Light to Red Carpet

 

Independent Film Arizona

Tucson

 

July 10, 2018
7 - 8:30 PM

Going from a Rough Cut to a Fine Cut
Why You Need a
Supervising Editor's Feedback

Many films do not get accepted into festivals because the editing doesn't make the film shine.  Watch a "Before and After" cut of a wonderful film by local filmmaker Anna Augustowska "Desert Farms" which has been nominated for an Emmy Award.
Presenters: 
Anna Augustowska of SHE FILMS

and
Genie Joseph, PhD - Supervising Editor


Our Desert Farms has screened at the Arizona International Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, Colorado Environmental Film Festival and Earth Talks International Film Festival in Prague and has been submitted for a regional Emmy Award.

SPECIAL NOTE FROM GENIE:
"Understanding the power of editing to make or break a film
is the difference between success
of failure."

Meeting Location:

The Jewish Community Center - 3880 E. River Road 85718 - 2nd floor Multi-purpose room

RECAP of June 5th meeting
"From Red LIght to Rad Carpet"


TAKING ARIZONA FILM & VIDEO FROM RED LIGHT
TO RED CARPET

1. How Tucson can lead the state
2. Need for more ongoing projects in Tucson to develop workforce
3. Marketing and coordination with other film offices in AZ
4. Developing a Strategy to Engage with Policy Makers re: Economic
Development (Jobs, $$)
5. Government support for industry and job creation (Red Carpet Incentives)
6. Need for City and County FREE permits as well as State
7. Support Business involvement in REEL Savings
8. New emphasis re: Content Development for Tucson-driven projects
9. Focus on lower budget films and projects – Tucson as horror capital
10. Feature in IFA web newsletter significant talent available such as
prosthetic, animation, special effects
11. Need for Film Fund for Tucson – Need for better evaluation of quality of
content
12. Develop a Production Facility (several projects in development)
13. Closer working relationships with UA and PIMA to make sure students
better prepared for professionalism and readiness for real world
14. Work with IA on union entry level training
15. Develop Mentorship Programs, Certificate Programs
16. Support Efforts for Best film Incentives
17. Create a "Gem Show" like model of an Entertainment Industry Trade
Show with a Centralized focus on Film Festivals
18. Need to work together, further collaboration, better email communication
19. Not just Westerns – historical sets – existing resources
20. Better listing of resources, including directory of experienced crew AND
emerging/volunteer crew
21. Updated Location pictures
22. Future – slate of projects for negotiation with distribution such as Netflix,
Amazon, etc.
23. VOTE! Support Candidates that are pro-film/video production in Arizona
 
 
 
Contact: GenieJoseph9@gmail.com
 

 

The fearless IFA documentarians meet monthly contact Ann Dalton:  anne@annedaltonphotojournalist.net

 

 

 

The Director's Chair

As always we want to thank you for coming every month to be part of the vibrant Independent Film Arizona community. 
Remember, IFA meetings are free and open to the public, but we also strongly encourage you to take the next step and become a member. For only $25.00 a year, you can be part of this amazing group of people who strive to help the independent Filmmakers of Southern Arizona. Academic memberships are also available for free for actively enrolled students.

You know that being on time is one of the keys to success, so we'll see you there at 7 PM at the JCC 3800 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718

Genie Joseph, President
Independent Film Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about independent film in Arizona and be involved! We offer educational monthly meetings with experts in the film industry - and it's a great opportunity to network with industry professionals.
 

 

 

 

IFA Website

 

 

 

 

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